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IS 1100 Introduction to Computer Information Systems

Course Description: IS 1100 Introduction to Computer Information Systems is an introduction to information systems with an emphasis on business related computing. Common computer applications are used to support theory.

Textbook: Introduction to Information Systems; Nickerson, Robert C. Prentice-Hall.

Prerequisite: None

Specific Concepts to Address:

  • What constitutes a computer system
  • What constitutes a business information system
  • Purpose of information systems
  • Criteria for choosing a computer and an information system
  • Telecommunications
  • Database uses
  • Personal privacy issues related to computer use
  • Application development (user-level)

Suggested Emphases:

  • Demonstration of user level familiarity
  • Strengths and weaknesses of computer and information systems encountered by the student
  • Writing skill expected of a professionally employed adult

Helpful Documentation:

  • Relevant job descriptions
  • Performance appraisals relevant to topic
  • Letter from supervisor documenting involvement with systems
  • Proof of relevant training
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